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Robert E. Seyfarth was born in Blue Island, Illinois to Clara and Edward Seyfarth. Seyfarth studied architecture at the Chicago Manual Training School and graduated in 1895. For the next three years, Seyfarth worked for August Fiedler in the Architect’s Department of the Chicago School Board. In 1898, Seyfarth took a job with architect George W. Maher.
In 1903, Seyfarth married Nellie Martin. The couple had three sons, Robert Jr., Hugh and John.
In 1909 Seyfarth opened his own practice. He moved to Highland Park, Illinois in 1911, where he built more than 70 homes. Seyfarth is mostly known for his residential architecture along the North Shore.
Seyfarth was a member of the Chicago Architectural Club.